Jeannine Ouellette has worked as a writer and editor for regional and national magazines. She is the author of the books Mama MoonA Day Without Immigrants, and Hurricane Katrina, and co-author of The Good Caregiver, among others. Her fiction, creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. She is the recipient of a 2015 Curt Johnson Fiction Award and a 2015 Pushcart nomination as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Medill School of Journalism. Jeannine is the founder and director of Elephant Rock, a program for creative writing. She is currently working on her first novel.